Social Networking

This article describes how trends have evolved in 2016, which in turn, had marketing of most social media services adapt to said trends. The article makes reference to most of the social media giants, and how they´ve changed the forms of interacting with other people inside their own platforms or on other compatitor´s platforms, forcing each company to adapt to satisfy their customers wants an/or needs, be it personalization of what we watch, to simply being able to customize our own profiles however we see fit.

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Digital entertainment

ABI VidiPath Forecast: 40% of U.S. Cable Households by 2016

This article, although a year old, shows how VidiPath, a program that allows XfinityX1 users to watch their video service from most of their electronics (even allowing for multi screen ones), has become a trend in US families´ homes, with 40% of the homes utilizing the service on 2016 alone.

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Modelling and simulations

This article describes how a team of researchers, consisting of archeologists and other spècialists from Ohio State University, used a simulator that was able to calculate the difficulty of crossing the Pacific Ocean at any given point in time, that was then used to attempt to find the potential trajectories early settlers may have taken when colonizing the islands in the Pacific, which remains a mystery since they are incredibly remote and far appart from each other (in some cases), which begs the question as to how early settlers of the islands may have transported themselves with their main method being drifting.

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Leisure technology applications

This article shows a new application released by the “Hilton” chain of luxury hotels, the “Hilton HHonors” app. This application uses bluetooth to open and close rooms, only one custome per room being able to use the app, while any other guests will have to stick to teh plastic cards we all know and love.

Besides being able to open the Hilton rooms, this app is able to order room service, check in and out of the hotel and book a room of your choice (if available) through the app.

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Health care Technologies

“KSA to Increase Application of Digital Technology in Health Sector” is an article that shows the Saudi Arabian (KSA stands for “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”) government, the ministry of health specifically, showing leniency or interest in updating the Saudi Arabian health system by updating its technology, and giving users more interactions with their own health programs (it is not specified in the article which uses the technology will ultimately have). The Saudi Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) is apparently taking iniciative on this area as well, since it “is launching a series of workshops to help enhance the health services sector.”.

These actions are based (according to the article) on a report made by  KPMG International and the Nuffield Trust called “Digital Health – Heaven or Hell” which highlights the significant improvement in health services by applying technology to them. Although these improments will not be efficient or reliable unless there is actual care and efficient managing when establishing and mantaining the systems.

Ultimately this posibility for improvement in the health care services of Saudi Arabia is only being contemplated at the moment, but if used correctly it can save countless lives and improve the lives of many people, as well as reducing workloads for the staff.

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Enviromental technologies

This article talks about an agreement between PeroxyChem and Innovative Enviromental Technologies. In this agreement PeroxyChem handed over the technology license and the USA trademark of ISGS to Innovative Enviromental Technologies.

ISGS stands for “In Situ Geochemical Stabilization”, which is ultimately “the use of modified permanganate solutions for the purposes of mass removal and flux reduction”. The article then explains the process and effects it has on the contaminants NAPLs, showing how the technology can be used by a company to be more enviromentaly friendly.

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